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I've been to university before so not sure if the systems have changed (the style of the website certainly has - it feels far more simple) but how do Student Finance calculate entitlement these days? All I gave them was my NI number and other simple details and it came back with 'approved' and maintenance loan and grant far bigger than I got last time I was at uni (despite the general trend to be going down, I thought?)

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I've been to university before so not sure if the systems have changed (the style of the website certainly has - it feels far more simple) but how do Student Finance calculate entitlement these days? All I gave them was my NI number and other simple details and it came back with 'approved' and maintenance loan and grant far bigger than I got last time I was at uni (despite the general trend to be going down, I thought?)

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It depends on your circumstances. You may have been assessed on your parents' income last time - if they earned a lot, then you might have been on the minimum funding. If you're applying based on your own income now, it will be nil if you're going to be a full-time student, potentially giving you the maximum Maintenance Loan+Maintenance Grant combo.
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It depends on your circumstances. You may have been assessed on your parents' income last time - if they earned a lot, then you might have been on the minimum funding. If you're applying based on your own income now, it will be nil if you're going to be a full-time student, potentially giving you the maximum Maintenance Loan+Maintenance Grant combo.
Sorry I'm out of rep today - will try to remember to do this shortly.

I'm over 25 now so I think you're absolutely right - my parents were hardly rolling in it though. But yes, it seems I'm on a hell of a lot more loan and grant wise.

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I've been to university before so not sure if the systems have changed (the style of the website certainly has - it feels far more simple) but how do Student Finance calculate entitlement these days? All I gave them was my NI number and other simple details and it came back with 'approved' and maintenance loan and grant far bigger than I got last time I was at uni (despite the general trend to be going down, I thought?)

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if you've done more than one year at university previously then that limits your entitlement to student finance
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if you've done more than one year at university previously then that limits your entitlement to student finance
Thanks. I have to apply including Compelling personal reasons yes.
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